Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Journalist In Jerusalem

On Sunday, Israeli soldiers abducted a Palestinian journalist from her home in the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said several Israeli army jeeps invaded the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in the city and abducted Lama Ghosha from her home.

The source added that the soldiers violently searched the journalist’s home and abducted her before moving her to an interrogation facility in the city.

During the violent search of her home, the soldiers confiscated her laptop and phone.

The abducted journalist is a married mother of two children, five and three years of age.

The soldiers also invaded Jabal al-Mokabber town, southeast of Jerusalem, and closed several streets, obstructing the freedom of movement of the Palestinians.

(Source / 04.09.2022)

Child Suffers Heatstroke After Soldiers Detain Schoolchildren In The Sun

On Sunday, a Palestinian child suffered a heatstroke when Israeli soldiers detained many schoolchildren and activists while distributing free books and school supplies to children in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Fuad Jabour, the coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committees in Masafer Yatta and Southern Hebron Hills, said the soldiers stopped and detained many school children and the activists who accompanied them near the al-Fakheet community.

Jabour added that the children and the activists were distributing free books and school supplies to the children in various schools in Masafer Yatta, subject to constant violations by the Israeli soldiers and the illegal colonizers.

He said the soldiers detained the children and forced them to wait in the sun for several hours before one child, Sinmar al-Amour, suffered heatstroke and fainted.

Palestinian medics rushed to the area and provided the child with the needed medical treatment.

(Source / 04.08.2022)

WAFA: “Israeli occupation to approve 3,412 settlement units in Jerusalem”

RAMALLAH, Sunday, September 4, 2022 (WAFA) – The Israeli occupation’s Planning and Construction Committee in Occupied Jerusalem is considering the approval of two settlement plans in the city comprising a total of 3,412 housing units over the next week, today said the PLO’s Colonization & Wall Resistance Commission.

Muayyad Shaaban, the Head of the Commission, said in a press statement that the two plans, which bear the numbers (TPS YOSH 420-4-7) and (TPS YOSH 420-4-10), will see the construction of more than 3,412 new settlement housing units, which will be built on an area estimated at 2,100 dunums in the eastern outskirts of the occupied capital.

He pointed out that the approval by the occupation authorities of these two plans would expose about 2,000 native Palestinians living in small Bedouin communities in this area (Jabal al-Baba, Wadi al-Jamal, Bir al-Maskoub, Wadi Snisil, and Abu George Bedouin), to the risk of forced displacement, which amounts to a war crime.

Shaaban warned that the implementation of the two settlement plans will separate the north of the West Bank from its south, and that it will disconnect Palestinian neighborhoods in the heart of Jerusalem from their Palestinian environs east and south of the city, preventing the possibility of future expansion of the city as capital of a future Palestinian state.

‘‘The two plans would link all settlements in the eastern region and outside the boundaries of the Jerusalem municipality with the settlements within the municipal boundaries, thus transforming Palestinian villages into enclaves besieged by settlements, establishing what is called “Greater Jerusalem”, and bringing about a profound change in favor of the settler population as far as demography is concerned,’’ Shaaban said.

He pointed out that the implementation of the so-called E1 settlement plan is a serious violation of the foundations of the political process, as it will separate the West Bank from East Jerusalem, which will deal a fatal blow to the two-state solution.

‘‘The occupation authorities, due to the international rejection of this scheme, postponed work on it for periods of time, but today, they are deceiving the world through the silent implementation of the scheme and the imposition of facts on the ground.’’

(Source / 04.09.2022)

Israeli Authorities Force Palestinian Family To Demolish Its Home In Occupied Jerusalem

On Saturday, the Israeli authorities in the occupied capital, Jerusalem, forced a Palestinian family to demolish its home in Ras al-Amoud neighborhood in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the city.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) said the local Hadiya family was informed that it either demolishes its own home or face very high fines and fees if the city used its workers and equipment to destroy the property.

Silwanic added that the family tried to obtain all needed permits and filed costly appeals to save the property, built twelve years earlier, but to no avail.

Three families live in the 120-square/meter home, and the owners were recently informed that they have just a few days to demolish the property or face the consequences.

Last month, 35 Palestinian homes were demolished occupied Jerusalem, including eleven homes that the families had to self-demolish, and the army also issued five demolition orders in Silwan, al-Isawiya, and al-Walaja, in addition to issuing an order for the destruction and removal of an asphalt street linking Mikhmas town with Doweir public garden.

On Saturday, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its monthly report:

The Israeli authorities demolished, confiscated, or forced people to demolish 55 Palestinian-owned structures in East Jerusalem and Area C of the West Bank, citing the lack of Israeli-issued building permits; ten of the structures were funded by donors.

As a result, 61 people, including 31 children, were displaced, and the livelihoods of about 200 others were affected. Some 47 of the structures were in Area C, including seven in Al Jiftlik Ash Shuneh, in a designated ‘firing zone’ for Israeli military training, and where Palestinian communities are at risk of forcible transfer.

Eight other structures were demolished in East Jerusalem, including five destroyed by their owners to avoid paying fines imposed by Israeli authorities when they conduct the demolitions.

(Source / 04.09.2022)

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

On Saturday night, Israeli soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, gas bombs, and flares at Palestinian fishing boats in Palestinian waters in the central and southern parts of the coastal region.

Media sources said the navy chased the boats and fired live rounds and flares at them while fishing near the Nusseirat and Deir al-Balah shores in central Gaza.

They added that the navy also attacked fishing boats with live fire and gas bombs in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region.

The attacks caused damage and forced the fishermen to leave without being able to fish to provide for their families.

The attacks are part of constant Israeli violations against the Palestinians, especially the fishermenfarmersshepherds, and workers in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, and resulted in dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to severe property damage and the confiscation of many boats after abducting the fishermen.

In March of 2021, the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza said Israeli mines were responsible for an explosion that led to the death of three fishermen.

(Source / 04.09.2022)

Palestinians near Nazareth Protest Israeli Home Demolitions

In the small village of Taybeh, located in the Nazareth district, dozens of local villagers marched, held signs, and chanted slogans to demand that Israeli authorities end their practice of demolishing Palestinian homes in the village.

The protest took place on Saturday afternoon, following the issuance of yet another demolition order by Israeli authorities against the homes of the Abu Hajjaj family in the village of Taybeh.

Israeli authorities have issued multiple demolition orders against the Palestinian homeowners, who have lived in their homes for many generations. Israeli authorities have a plan to develop certain parts of the township for their own use, so they have issued the demolition orders to force the Palestinian landowners off of their indigenous land.

The protest took place at the entrance to the village. The locals were joined by several Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament), Mohammad Baraka, who expressed outrage at the Israeli policy of demolishing Palestinian homes.

The participants raised a banner demanding an immediate halt to the demolition orders, calling for the international community to intervene to protect the threatened homes.

They also chanted slogans denouncing the policy of racial discrimination against Arab citizens inside of the land of Israel (which was created on Palestinian land in 1948, and which has never declared its borders and has continued to expand and encroach further onto Palestinian land in the decades since).

(Source / 04.09.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians In Jerusalem And Ramallah

On Saturday evening, Israeli soldiers abducted three Palestinians, including a guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem and Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers abducted Hamza Khalaf, a guard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, after stopping him near the Chain Gate leading to the holy site and took him to an interrogation center.

It is worth mentioning that the army frequently attacks, injures, interrogates, and abducts the civilian guards of Al-Aqsa and issues orders barring them from entering the holy compound for different periods varying between three to six months, and sometimes these orders are renewed.

In Ramallah, in the central West Bank, the soldiers abducted two former political prisoners, Mohammad Tha’er Abu Alia and Amer Atef Abu Alia, from the al-Mughayyir village northeast of Ramallah, after stopping them at a sudden roadblock the army installed at the eastern entrance of the village.

(Source / 04.09.2022)

Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Large Areas Of Palestinian Lands Near Ramallah

On Saturday, Israeli soldiers bulldozed large areas of Palestinian lands in Sinjil village, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Local activist Ayed Ghafri said the soldiers bulldozed eight Dunams of Palestinian lands after surrounding and isolating them.

Ghafri added that the lands are in an area of 5200 Dunams of Palestinian-owned lands, and the Israeli occupation army is trying to annex them from their owners illegally.

He also said that the area is surrounded by three illegal Israeli colonies, Shilo from the east, Givat Hariel from the north, and Givat Haroeh from the west, in addition to a military base in the south.

Annexing the Palestinians lands aims to link the three colonies by paving segregated roads.

The Palestinians are not allowed to enter their lands in that area and have been repeatedly attacked by the soldiers and colonizers.

(Source / 04.09.2022)